This solution is an explanation for students who have an interest in Military History of the differences between 'Counterforce' conflict and 'Guerrilla Warfare'. Theoretical military terminology is often used in classes without a full explanation of the history or nature of such strategies therefore I have explained the terms in a clear and succinct fashion.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 3:07 am ad1c9bdddf
Throughout history the majority of 'regular' military forces have sought to engage in what I have termed a 'Counterforce Contest.' This theory is drawn from the work Victor Davis Hanson and other military theorists who have argued that throughout history Western nations have sought to gain military victory primarily through a single or a series of pitched battles thereby destroying the enemy. The victor would be decided through either a single decisive encounter or a war of attrition finally won by the nation with the greatest manpower and resources.(1) This was the strategy favored by the Greek city states, Rome (2) and later the Crusaders. (3) Modern wars also provides examples of this form of conflict, in both the Civil War and World War One the opposing factions primarily sought a crucial breakthrough through a war of attrition.(4)
This type of conflict can be viewed as a typical 'Counterforce Contest'. A 'Counterforce Contest' is a form of warfare in which the opposing combatants attempt to gain victory by punishing the ...
A brief theoretical description of the historical and strategic differences between conventional warfare viewed as a Counterforce Contest and guerrilla warfare.
Terrorism: Sociological Impact & Analysis
The solution, an essay of 2,224 words provides an in depth discussion of terrorism geared to answer the following questions:
1. What will be the long-term sociological impacts of terrorism on the United States?
2. Americans have a reputation for forgetting any event that took place more than two weeks ago. Will we soon forget the lessons of 9/11?
3. Many people complain about loopholes in our legal system. What elements of due process would you do away with in order to feel safer from terrorism? Would you, for example, allow for torture to gain critical intelligence?
4. What are the differences between religious and political terrorists?
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